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Diabetes self-management workshop planned


LEWISTON -- The Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free Diabetes Self-Management Workshop. The workshop series is scheduled to begin on May 19 at Mount Saint Mary's Hospital. The free diabetes self-management workshop is scheduled from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (a complimentary lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.).

This six-week program is for people who have diagnoses of diabetes. The program has demonstrated proven health benefits and complements diabetic medical management services that people receive from their providers. Participants will enhance skills to maintain active and fulfilling lifestyles. They will learn to address the challenges of living with diabetes by improving problem-solving and decision-making abilities. Workshop topics also include improving food choices, increasing physical activity, and practicing coping skills to maintain nutrition and a healthy weight.

Individuals with diabetes or caregivers of persons with diabetes can register for the Diabetes Self-Management Workshop Program by calling NY Connects through the Office for the Aging at 716-438-3030 or by contacting the Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division at (716) 278-1900. Groups or organizations interested in scheduling Diabetes Self-Management Workshops or Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshops should call the Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division at (716) 278-1900.

Originally posted by Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine . Republished with permission.